Swansea,Portsmouth or Brunel for Computer Science

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Hi guys,I got offer from 5 universities but my final choices are Swansea,Portsmouth and Brunel after Campus Visits.I'll study Computer Science with Industrial Placement Year.Can you give me advice about which one i should choose with pros and cones if that's possible ?
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Hi There!
I'm currently a First Year studying BSc Computer Science with a year in industry at Swansea University, I don't know much about the other universities, but I can give you some pros and cons about my time so far Swansea.

Pros
  • During the first year, you are taught java, git and Linux, with java being taught with the view that you have no prior knowledge of programming
  • Ethics gives you an insight into the industry such as laws, ethics and cool stuff which you probably wouldn't have known before
  • In term 2 there are year in industry help sessions which prepare you for year 2 (Need at least a 2.1 in first year to be able to do year in industry at most universities, otherwise you get moved down to the normal degree [3 years BSc Computer Science])
  • The societies here regarding tech based stuff are great! Greenbook club [teaching you how to prepare for google interviews, building things like discord bots, google hash], gaming society, swanhack, badminton, etc.
  • If you live on campus, all lectures are less than 1 min walk away
  • The city centre has a great nightlife if you enjoy going out and has quite a few restaurants
  • Bay campus (the campus where computer science is taught) is sat on the beach, so when you want to have some down time you can go to the beach, or grab a friend and play pool in the common rooms, or table tennis
  • For a weekly shop, the city centre also has a few big stores like tesco, lidls, sainsburys, B&M, etc.
  • 24-hour library and reception which is great for those days you want to pull an all-nighter or just revise
  • Buses run 24 hours a day
Cons

  • The campus is not really far, but not quite a walking distance from the city centre (approx 15-20 mins bus ride)
  • Most of the sporting clubs run on singleton rather than bay (40 mins away)
  • Some lectures are very useful but sometimes it feels that they are not that interesting
  • Can be difficult to make friends if you don't find them during the first term
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(Original post by HanimalGurl)
Hi There!
I'm currently a First Year studying BSc Computer Science with a year in industry at Swansea University, I don't know much about the other universities, but I can give you some pros and cons about my time so far Swansea.

Pros
  • During the first year, you are taught java, git and Linux, with java being taught with the view that you have no prior knowledge of programming
  • Ethics gives you an insight into the industry such as laws, ethics and cool stuff which you probably wouldn't have known before
  • In term 2 there are year in industry help sessions which prepare you for year 2 (Need at least a 2.1 in first year to be able to do year in industry at most universities, otherwise you get moved down to the normal degree [3 years BSc Computer Science])
  • The societies here regarding tech based stuff are great! Greenbook club [teaching you how to prepare for google interviews, building things like discord bots, google hash], gaming society, swanhack, badminton, etc.
  • If you live on campus, all lectures are less than 1 min walk away
  • The city centre has a great nightlife if you enjoy going out and has quite a few restaurants
  • Bay campus (the campus where computer science is taught)
  • For a weekly shop, the city centre also has a few big stores like tesco, lidls, sainsburys, B&M, etc.
  • 24-hour library and reception which is great for those days you want to pull an all-nighter or just revise
  • Buses run 24 hours a day
Cons

  • The campus is not really far, but not quite a walking distance from the city centre (approx 15-20 mins bus ride)
  • Most of the sporting clubs run on singleton rather than bay (40 mins away)
  • Some lectures are very useful but sometimes it feels that they are not that interesting
  • Can be difficult to make friends if you don't find them during the first term
Thank you so much for the information
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(Original post by HanimalGurl)
Hi There!
I'm currently a First Year studying BSc Computer Science with a year in industry at Swansea University, I don't know much about the other universities, but I can give you some pros and cons about my time so far Swansea.

Pros
  • During the first year, you are taught java, git and Linux, with java being taught with the view that you have no prior knowledge of programming
  • Ethics gives you an insight into the industry such as laws, ethics and cool stuff which you probably wouldn't have known before
  • In term 2 there are year in industry help sessions which prepare you for year 2 (Need at least a 2.1 in first year to be able to do year in industry at most universities, otherwise you get moved down to the normal degree [3 years BSc Computer Science])
  • The societies here regarding tech based stuff are great! Greenbook club [teaching you how to prepare for google interviews, building things like discord bots, google hash], gaming society, swanhack, badminton, etc.
  • If you live on campus, all lectures are less than 1 min walk away
  • The city centre has a great nightlife if you enjoy going out and has quite a few restaurants
  • Bay campus (the campus where computer science is taught) is sat on the beach, so when you want to have some down time you can go to the beach, or grab a friend and play pool in the common rooms, or table tennis
  • For a weekly shop, the city centre also has a few big stores like tesco, lidls, sainsburys, B&M, etc.
  • 24-hour library and reception which is great for those days you want to pull an all-nighter or just revise
  • Buses run 24 hours a day
Cons

  • The campus is not really far, but not quite a walking distance from the city centre (approx 15-20 mins bus ride)
  • Most of the sporting clubs run on singleton rather than bay (40 mins away)
  • Some lectures are very useful but sometimes it feels that they are not that interesting
  • Can be difficult to make friends if you don't find them during the first term
Hey, where did you live during your first year? We've found that students living in the city center found socialising easier
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